Adelaide Italian Festival | 10-19 Nov 2023

Adelaide Italian Festival 2023

Celebrate Italy’s world-class food and wine, art, culture and traditions.

Returning again this year, the Adelaide Italian Festival invites all South Australians to immerse themselves in Italian culture for a full ten days. Running from 10-19 November 2023, there will be an array of Italian events on offer. 

The first Italian Festival in Adelaide was held in 1976 in Rundle Mall – a parade made up of migrant families travelled from Victoria Square to Elder Park before ending with celebrations in the Mall itself.  Originally called The Italian Festival, and later known as “Carnevale”, the Adelaide Italian Festival returned to their original name to honour those who have come before them.

The festival has been held in a number of locations over the years and has been a means of inspiring young people to embrace their Italian heritage and for the wider community to experience Italian culture. The festival features numerous family friendly events in various locations aroundAdelaide, such as cooking classes, workshops, masterclasses, exhibitions and more.

It was only three years ago that the new Adelaide Italian Festival format was launched with 20 open access events. Now they are bringing South Australians over 70 incredible events that celebrate everything Italian from music, film and book, fashion and arts to traditional song and dance and, of course, food and drink.

This year’s festival is not only their biggest one yet, but proves that they are truly on their way to becoming the world’s largest celebration of Italian culture outside of Italy.

Program highlights include:

Opening Night Street Party | Friday 10 November 2023 from 5pm
Join the Adelaide Italian Festival as we turn the Adelaide East End into little Italy with traditional food, wine, music, and culture.

Cathedral Mass | Saturday 11 November 2023
Join the Adelaide Italian Festival for a community celebration of our history and legacy, honouring Italian migrants and their contribution to South Australia.

Autoclassica | Sunday 12 November 2023
Admire classic Italian-made cars like the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ducati, Ferrari and Lamborghini at the Adelaide Italian Festival’s all-Italian car show.

Closing Gala | Saturday 18 November 2023
Enjoy a delicious Italian feast while taking the opportunity to celebrate the festival’s achievements and say thank you to all who made the 10-day celebration possible.


Follow the Adelaide Italian Festival Facebook page for updates.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Italian Festival website.

What:   Adelaide Italian Festival 

When:    Friday 10 – Sunday 19 November 2023

Where:   Various locations around Adelaide

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Adelaide Italian Festival


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